Though there isn't exactly a "motorcycle season," Pennsylvania riders look forward to getting back on the road each spring. Though certainly most riders treat safety as an absolute priority, motorcycle accidents can occur anytime rubber meets the road. Even if the accident is not the fault of the motorcycle operator, he or she may face blame for injuries suffered by a passenger.
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The sun is finally out in Pennsylvania, and motorcycle enthusiasts across the state are gearing up to hit the open road. While spring brings with it the opportunity to put some miles on the bike and enjoy the fresh air, it also carries increased risk of motorcycle accidents. Unfortunately, many crashes are preventable, but some drivers have little or no regard for the safety of others, putting lives at risk.
Young or inexperienced drivers have a higher chance of being involved in an accident than more experienced drivers. Though being aware of the laws of the road and being educated about safe driving practices can go a long way to help a new Pennsylvania driver, there is an increased risk of a crash with a teen behind the wheel. Though sometimes, a little fender-bender can be a frightening but relatively harmless learning experience, other more serious crashes, like motorcycle accidents, can change or end lives forever.
Pennsylvania has a thriving community of motorcycle enthusiasts. The Keystone State offers such scenic roadways, riders find it hard to imagine, as long as the weather cooperates, a better way to spend a sunny afternoon. Far from being purely recreational, many people use motorcycles as a fun and efficient way to get from place to place, but even a seasoned rider knows that motorcycle accidents can turn deadly in the blink of an eye.
Pennsylvania boasts some of the most scenic highways and byways in the nation, and has a long-standing reputation as a state with a thriving community of motorcycle enthusiasts. Many bikers attest that going for a motorcycle ride on a nice day can't be beat, and some choose to share the thrill by taking a passenger along for the ride. Unfortunately, passengers are at serious risk to become the victims of motorcycle accidents, particularly because their lives are in the hands of the driver.
Motorcycle enthusiasts may find the scenic highways of Pennsylvania an optimum choice of location for their next excursion. Most conscientious riders understand that they must be proactive to improve safety and avoid motorcycle accidents. Although state highways are often beautiful, open roads, they can be heavily traffic-laden and quite hazardous for motorcyclists.
Pennsylvania is a state full of motorcycle enthusiasts. Motorcycles are a common sight on the roads that criss-cross the state, and for a biker, autumn can be one of the best times to enjoy a ride through the crisp air and beautiful foliage. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are a constant concern, and even if a rider is wearing a proper helmet, bikers are often killed if they are struck by a larger vehicle.
Pennsylvania ranks 4th in the nation on a list of states with the most motorcycle crashes. Motorcycle accidents have a much higher rate of serious injury or death than other types of motor vehicle accidents. Even if riders use proper safety procedures and wear a helmet, an accident can occur in the blink of an eye, especially on crowded highways.
Pennsylvania drivers are probably aware that when they take to the roads, they must take proper precautions to avoid causing a serious crash. Paying close attention to traffic and following laws can go a long way to prevent injuries and damage to vehicles. Unfortunately, when drivers choose to participate in illegal activity on the streets, there is an increased risk of fatal motorcycle accidents.
A mother's heart is broken, and a family is mourning the loss of their loved one. This devastating loss resulted from a drunk driving accident, and a family is forced to relive this nightmare each time they lobby state lawmakers for a bill to impose stiffer penalties for repeat offenders. In Pennsylvania and in every other state, fatal motorcycle accidents caused by drunk drivers will forever impact families.